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Note 4: Expenses

Note 4a: Employee benefits
  2015
$'000
2014
$'000
Wages and salaries 20,189 21,999
Superannuation
  Defined contribution plans 1,503 1,808
  Defined benefit plans 2,276 2,396
Leave and other entitlements 2,302 2,861
Separation and redundancies - 71
Total employee benefits 26,270 29,135
Note 4b: Suppliers
  2015
$'000
2014
$'000
1. Related parties are defined in note 1.19.
Goods and services supplied or rendered
Consultants 1,375 1,075
Contractors 7,112 7,805
Travel 1,003 1,316
Venue hire and catering 779 925
Publications and printing 184 217
Training 320 400
Information and communications technology 2,355 2,545
Facilities expense 121 114
Other goods and services 687 922
Total goods and services supplied or rendered 13,936 15,319
Goods supplied in connection with
Related parties 4 3
External parties 260 359
Total goods supplied 264 362
Services rendered in connection with
Related parties 1 2,544 2,424
External parties 11,128 12,533
Total services rendered 13,672 14,957
Total goods and services supplied or rendered 13,936 15,319
Other suppliers
Operating lease rentals in connection with
Related parties
   Sublease 226 189
External parties    
   Minimum lease payments 2,312 2,323
   Contingent rentals 71 68
Worker compensation expenses 433 320
Total other suppliers 3,042 2,900
Total suppliers 16,978 18,219
Note 4c: Depreciation and amortisation
  2015
$'000
2014
$'000
Depreciation
Property, plant and equipment 396 380
Buildings 381 402
Total depreciation 777 782
Amortisation
Intangibles 311 301
Total amortisation 311 301
Total depreciation and amortisation 1,088 1,083